With the weather cooling down fast, there’s no better time than now to whip out your favorite crochet sweater patterns and make as many of them as possible! You need all the warmth (and style) you can get in these chilly months.
These crochet sweater patterns are perfect for fall hikes, air-conditioned offices, and even those chilly freezer sections in grocery stores.
Sweaters can seem a little intimidating to make but oftentimes, they're simply made using a series of rectangles that are seemed together. If you'd like to see what I mean, check out this professionally filmed Crochet Anything with Rectangles class.
Here, we have 20 free crochet sweater patterns that you can start with. Crochet them for yourself or for family and friends!
Granite Cardigan Crochet Pattern
Crochet the stylish and cozy Granite Cardigan! With long sleeves and pockets, this garment is perfect for chilly weather!
Via All About Ami
It’s crocheted almost entirely with the moss stitch, which is SO EASY. While the stunning color work in this sweater appears complicated, it couldn’t be any easier! By using four colors of yarn and making simple color changes, this beautiful sweater works up very easily. The moss stitch draws the eyes to the individual stitches which look very similar to intricate knit stitches. The boho feel and incredible color detail ensure that this piece will be noticed on the beach, out on the town or wherever your travels take you.
Via Mama in a Stitch
Creatively constructed from a simple rectangle, this flattering chunky crochet sweater comes together easily with zero shaping, increasing or decreasing.
Via Make & Do Crew
The pattern is very easy and only asks for half double crochet stitches. This sweater is also created from the bottom up. You can sew on the zipper with a machine or by hand – all up to you!
Via Wilma Westenberg
Sometimes you just need that extra bit of warmth but you don’t want to be weighed down. This Crochet Hooded Sweater is just the piece. It’s versatile, will carry you through all seasons and it’s casual, comfy and stylish to boot. We bet you make more than one!
Arcade stitching and oversized sleeves make this cardigan a standout. Paired the wavy lines of the Arcade Stitch pattern with a clean, boxy cut to create a roomy, go-with-everything jacket. Penny Arcade can be dressed up by belting and pairing with a funky skirt or sleek pants. Make it casual by throwing it over a t-shirt and jeans. It works with anybody’s style really, and is the perfect garment to keep around when you want to cozy-up!
The texture in this crochet cardigan pattern is created just using variations of half double crochets. Easy sewing and sleeves are done in the round make it a nice and simple project.
What’s better than wrapping yourself in a snuggly blanket? With the Snuggler Crochet Cardigan Sweater, you can have that feeling all the time! This cocoon style sweater is so easy to make and fun to wear, you will want several of them. It’s designed in a lacy stitch with some post “stripes” for interest and texture. The sleeves are finished with cuffs for better fit and finished design look and the color changes are all courtesy of the ombre yarn.
Via Pattern Paradise
Boat Neck Pullover
For the perfect light crochet sweater for spring or summer, work up this wonderfully easy breezy Boat Neck Pullover Sweater. The boat neck makes this otherwise ordinary crochet sweater pattern into something simply glamorous to wear. You can throw this sweater over a t-shirt or tank top when the breeze picks up or the sun sets. Your skin will be able to breathe easily in this lovely pullover, but it will give you the extra coverage you may need against a chill in the air. In addition, you'll love that this crochet pattern is easy to make and can be made within a short time-frame.
Via All Free Crochet
This comfy, easy-to-make crochet sweater is the perfect addition to your fall wardrobe. When picking out the skeins, make sure to find ones that have the same starting color so the stripes on the front and back out (almost) match up.
Via Hooked on Homemade Happiness
Cozy Blanket Cardi
The stitch works up fairly quickly and it creates a knit-like lofty, light fabric. And by light fabric, I mean it isn’t weighed down or hard to wear – made with Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick yarn. You will crochet a basic rectangle following a simple stitch pattern, then fold in the corners and seam to create the arms. It’s warm and cozy, but lofty and light.
Via Mama in a Stitch
This crochet cardigan can be worn upside down with a generous collar and cropped back view.
Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy Pullover
This new crochet sweater pattern is perfect for transitional weather seasons. Too hot for a sweater, too chilly for a t-shirt… enter the Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy Pullover crochet pattern! Or slap some sleeves on and it’s a comfy sweater.
Via Heart Hook Home
Despite the intimidating sleeves, this sweater is actually quite an easy make. It features a cool ribbed stitch, made up of hdc's. The easy crochet pattern is written for sizes XS-XL, and is designed to be more fitted. If you'd like a bit of a roomy sweater, you can size it up.
You will love how simple, easy this crochet sweater pattern is to create and customize!
This blue cardigan is great for any crochet beginner! It is really simple to make, but a little time consuming just because the entire pattern is worked in single crochet. So it takes a little while to work up, but the end result is so beautiful and so satisfying once finished. Don’t be fooled by no sleeves this cardigan is very warm and perfect for chilly weather.
Via Yarn Mom You
This top would look great paired with a pair of jean shorts on those mild, sunny summer days.
Via Nurturing Fibres
It's so so comfy. The drape and casualness of it is just, ugh… the best!! But of course, it wears great outside the house! Pair it with some jean shorts and converse for a cute, relaxed outfit. 🙂
Four-Hour Fall Sweater
For this crochet pattern, we’ll use a super chunky yarn (or chunky, up to you!) and an oversized crochet hook. This helps to keep the chunky sweater chunky without suffocating you at the same time. Each sweater made from this pattern is completely customizable; make it longer to wear with leggings or make it super oversized to wear around the house. Give it a small neck opening or a huge boat neck so it falls off the shoulder.
Via Heart Hook Home
This oversized crochet shrug will keep you perfectly cozy wherever you go or even when relaxing at home. This textured stitch pattern shows off the beautiful ombré effect of this bulky weight yarn. Crochet it as a gift that will fit all sizes!
Via Red Heart
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Adele PhillipsJuly 23, 2022
Beautiful, stunning work!! Thank you for making the patterns free.
Linda A BakerJuly 24, 2022
I love all your designs! I want to make them all but deciding which to keep might be harder than deciding which to start first. Thank you!
ElizabethJuly 25, 2022
THANK YOU! I LOVE YOU IDEA ON THE SWEATERS. I LIKE TO GET DIFFERENT TYPE SWEATERS.
ElizabethJuly 25, 2022
I want to Thank You for putting different patterns of SWEATERS on line, I’m always looking for something different that I can make for a gift.